Hill Air Force Base

Rather than move up the ranking ladder, he just wanted to fly: The story of World’s high-time F-16 pilot

Rather than move up the ranking ladder, he just wanted to fly: The story of World’s high-time F-16 pilot

The F-16 Fighting Falcon Sleek, futuristic and deadly – the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon was born from the crucible… Read More

2 months ago

Meet the F-35 “Franken-bird,” the Lightning II made from two mishap damaged F-35As

The making of the F-35 ‘Franken-bird’ F-35 maintenance experts at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) are taking on a seemingly… Read More

4 months ago

As Tyndall prepares to transition to the F-35, the base retires an F-22 Raptor and sends it to Hill Aerospace Museum

The F-22 Raptor will slowly phase out as the 325th Fighter Wing prepares to transition from a training focus to… Read More

1 year ago

F-35A Lightning II that caught fire at Mountain Home AFB in 2016 converted into Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery trainer

The 388th Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base recently hosted a first of its kind, F-35 crash recovery course,… Read More

1 year ago

Boeing Starts New A-10 Warthog Wing Deliveries to USAF

Boeing’s previous experience with the A-10 includes delivering 173 enhanced A-10 wing assemblies under a separate contract. Boeing, in partnership… Read More

2 years ago

A-10 Warthog that crash landed after being damaged by misfired cannon is back flying again after 4 years

During a training mission over Michigan’s Grayling Air Gunnery Range on Jul. 20, 2017, Capt. Brett DeVries flew 80-0264 back… Read More

2 years ago

Hill AFB F-35A pilots take on ‘impossible to replicate’ scenarios at Red Flag 21-1

During Red Flag 21-1, Hill AFB fighter pilots were primarily tasked with using the fifth generation sensors and stealth capabilities… Read More

3 years ago

F135 Engine Issues force USAF F-35 Demo Team to cut the number of 2021 shows by eight performances

The Air Combat Command that controls the team cut the number of 2021 shows by eight performances (about one-third). The… Read More

3 years ago

This F-22 is the last Raptor to receive structural modifications to increase total flying hour serviceability by 8,000 hours.

The 574th AMXS recently completed the last aircraft to go through the F-22 Structural Repair Program that has been generating… Read More

3 years ago

Interesting video shows 576th AMXS crews painting three variations of nose art on A-10 Thunderbolt II

Not all A-10s get nose art, but for the ones that do, paint crews refer to the different paint schemes… Read More

3 years ago

Meet Lt. Col. Jared “Vic” Santos, the first USAF pilot to hit 1,000 flying hours in F-35A

On Oct. 22, 2020 Lt. Col. Jared “Vic” Santos, became the first Air Force F-35 pilot to reach 1,000 flying… Read More

3 years ago

For third time in a year, Hill F-35As deploy to Middle East

Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed F-35A Lighting IIs into combat for the third time in approximately… Read More

4 years ago

A-10 with bullet hole in the underbelly continues operations after remote engineering assessment

An A-10 Thunderbolt II damaged in a deployed location was quickly returned to service after a remote engineering assessment, while… Read More

4 years ago

Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe is the new F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot

With over 800 flight hours in both the F-22 Raptor and the F-35A Lightning II, Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe is… Read More

4 years ago

Hill AFB F-35A Lighting II Stealth Fighters conduct massive Elephant Walk

A little more than four years after receiving their first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft, Hill’s fighter wings have achieved… Read More

4 years ago

Hill AFB fighter wings receive 78th and Final F-35A Lightning II

“This is a great milestone. It marks the end of the beginning for us,” Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing… Read More

4 years ago